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Allen & Heath Makes It There—and Elsewhere

PCA Audio Design puts its desks to work.

New York, NY (May 18, 2018)—New York City-based PCA Audio Design has been putting its Allen & Heath gear to use all over town, from providing a dLive S Class digital mixing system for a recent Hayley Kiyoko concert, to fielding its GLD-80 digital mixer to tackle FOH and monitors at this year’s “Project Dance” in Times Square.

PCA president and founder Pat Alapa says his company has provided production audio for Project Dance for over 16 years. The annual event, founded by former Rockette Cheryl Cutlip, features dance groups from all over America. Alapa noted, “I’ve used this particular GLD for four years now and it’s a workhorse for us. The Allen & Heath boards are well thought-out and you can get a good mix right out of the gate.”

PCA’s wide-ranging clientele take the company out of the Big Apple, too, whether heading to New Jersey’s upcoming “Anime Next” Convention (PCA will bring the dLive) or to California for a recent Chanel marketing meeting.

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For the latter, Alapa had the GLD-80 on hand. “I set up scenes during rehearsal for each segment of the meeting,” he said. “We stored EQ, compression, level and routing. That way, I didn’t have to worry as we switched mics during the show.”

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He also used the GLD’s AMM automatic mic mixer for Chanel panel discussions: “The auto mixer is a big help when you have 6 or 7 people on stage and want to keep the mics up without driving into feedback. I’ve got some outboard tube compressors that I really like but, for the most part, I just use the GLD’s internal compressors, gates and other effects.”

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